FG makes u-turn on post UTME,agrees on N2500 for form

The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in tertiary education sub-sector have agreed to peg fee for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening at N2, 500.

The Secretary-General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Prof. Michael Faborode, in a statement in Abuja yesterday said that the agreement was reached after a meeting of officials of the ministry, federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

“From the statement made by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, at the meeting, there is no objection to screening by universities as long as it is not another CBT.”

“She agreed that universities should advertise and the maximum fee that should be charged for the screening should be N2,500 – bank charges inclusive,” he stated.

According to the statement, the association will formally convey its stance to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

It would be recalled that, Adamu’s recent announcement of the ban on post-UTME had raised a lot of dust among stakeholders.


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